Dual Career Resources: Resources for International Families -
English as a Second Language
The resources listed below are only some of "English as a Second Language" (ESL) resources available in the Ann Arbor area. Including them on this list is not intended as an endorsement of quality.
University of Michigan
English Language Institute
Offers clinics, workshops, and over thirty one- and two-credit courses through the Academic English Program for nonnative speakers of English enrolled at, and visiting, the University of Michigan.
U-M International Center
Listing of English as a second language classes in the Ann Arbor area.
U-M Family Housing English Language Program
The Northwood Community English Language Program offers English as a Second Language instruction to residents of the University of Michigan's Northwood housing community, as well as non-residents. Classes for adults, school-aged children and teens, and preschool children are offered throughout the year. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced level courses are available.
Eastern Michigan University (English as a Second Language)
An "English for Academic Purposes" program that seeks to empower non-native English speaking students with the language skills and academic strategies necessary to surmount challenges they will encounter in university courses.
Washtenaw Community College (English as a Second Language)
A complete program of courses to help students achieve the level of English proficiency they need for their own goals.
Private language firms
Michigan Language Center (309 South State Street)
Accent Reduction Institute (212 N. Fourth Avenue)
An English as a Second Language (ESL) training company with services for individuals, universities, and companies.
Offers friendship and understanding to women who have come to the Ann Arbor area from other countries, including a variety of interesting activities that make it possible for women to share their cultures and learn from each other.
A volunteer-based organization providing free literacy instruction customized to the needs of adults throughout Washtenaw County.
A free site to learn English and improve reading, writing and speaking skills.